Monthly Archives: April 2015


Grass                 By Carl Sandburg in Cornhuskers, 1918 Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo. Shovel them under and let me work— I am the grass; I cover all And pile them high at Gettysburg And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun. Shovel them under and let me work. Two years, ten years, and […]

Two edges of the same sword

Being number one is awesome, or a major pain depending upon point of reference.  Being number two is almost as awesome, and simultaneously only a bit less painful than number one when viewed from the same perspectives.  It’s great to be first, you get the most attention.  It’s a pain because everyone else wants to […]

Perennially using annuals

If one takes a peak at the Blogroll here they find the very first blog mentioned belongs to Chris Smaje who writes Small Farm Future.  Chris is a recovering academic working a small farm in Somerset, UK with his family.  I think the world is a better place for what Chris and team have accomplished […]